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osnaburg

[ oz-nuh-burg ]
/ ˈɒz nəˌbɜrg /
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noun
a heavy, coarse cotton in a plain weave, for grain sacks and sportswear and also finished into cretonne.
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Origin of osnaburg

1535–45; irregular after Osnabrück, known for its linen

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British Dictionary definitions for osnaburg

osnaburg
/ (ˈɒznəˌbɜːɡ) /

noun
a coarse plain-woven cotton used for sacks, furnishings, etc

Word Origin for osnaburg

C16: corruption of Osnabrück, where it was originally made
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